Dominican Republic

Relationship: Im/migrant

When I came to the United States I knew I had to start a new stage of my life in a new environment with my family. At the beginning it was pretty hard for me to get used to a new country totally different than mine. I didn’t know how to speak English, I had no friends, and I left my whole family in my country to get a better future. When I moved,  I only used to go to school and from school to my house that was my lifestyle for two years until I got to high school. I felt alone, for a long time I only had my mom and little brother here.  It was very hard I had to start from the bottom leaving my past behind and starting a new beginning for my life. I focused in one thing that was learn English so I could communicate with others in middle school. I worked for one year, and after that year I went to high school and I started making friends and my English was getting better. It was hard at the beginning I had many obstacles and circumstances,but I accomplished my goals and I won’t ever forget this experience. I learned from this experience that not matter what you have been through keep on working to get what you want. 

Place(s): Dominican Republic
Year: 2014

– EM

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant